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The Acute Abdomen

The Acute Abdomen

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THE ACUTE ABDOMEN
 
THE ACUTE ABDOMEN
The term acute abdomen- acute onset of symptoms that strongly suggest an abdominalcause
Many of causes are potentially life- threateningunless treated promptly
On the other hand simple conditions such asconstipation can produce acute symptoms
Sometimes the diagnosis may become apparentafter a period of observation or after specialinvestigations (CT) or at laparotomy
 
THE ACUTE ABDOMENCAUSES IN ADULTS
1.Bowel obstruction
2.Adinamic bowel obstruction
3.Bowel strangulation
4.Peritonitis
5.Intraabdominal hemorrhage
6.Intraabdominal abscess
7.Perforation of an abdominal viscus
8.Acute bowel ischemia

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